Built in 1939, the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Corps of Cadets Residence Halls have seen quite a few changes in the past 77 years. Comprised of 12 halls, the original dormitories have been completely renovated, including new plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems to revitalize and preserve the dorms and bring one of the most central pieces of Aggie history back into visual prominence.
Zero/Six performed an extensive review of the mechanical submittals and building envelope shop drawings, resulting in more than 142 comments made during the design phase, with several issues identified that were critical to obtaining a successful project. Additionally, 102 job site observations were conducted during construction, with a total of 10 issues identified during the functional testing procedures; some systems had up to 14 tests performed to ensure the equipment and systems were fully integrated and performed optimally and according to the design intent and owner’s requirements. The building assessment and testing process was fully incorporated from design through acceptance of the project. The process helped TAMU become more aware of the issues during the renovation and their potential for problems during the life cycle of these buildings if they were not addressed in the design and construction phases. As Phase II of the project nears completion, Zero/Six continues to perform field observations and conduct site visits during all envelope activities.
Client: Texas A&M University System
Architect: Kirksey Architecture
Location: College Station, Texas
Markets: Higher Education
Project Scale: 358,000 GSF (12 Dormitories)
Construction Cost: $200 million
Project Status: July 2017
Type of Construction: Renovation